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28 September, Monday


Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days

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The number of coronavirus cases topped 20 million on Tuesday, more than half of them from the U.S., India and Brazil, EDNews.net reports citing Associated Press.

Health officials believe the actual number is much higher than that tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, given testing limitations and the fact that as many as 40% of those who are infected have no symptoms.

It took six months or so to get to 10 million cases after the virus first appeared in central China late last year. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

In the 45 days it took reported infections to double to 20 million, the number of reported virus deaths climbed to 736,191 from 499,506, according to the Johns Hopkins count. That’s 236,685 new deaths, an average of more than 5,200 a day.

 

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